I just finished reading the last 60+ pages of Fearless. While the cover of the book gives away the ending, it does not reduce the emotions the reader feels as the story reaches its end. The author expresses in the Afterword the same thoughts I had: “…the final chapters of this book were heartrending to write. I knew what was coming, but I hoped for a different outcome…somehow.”
Fearless is not just the story of Adam Brown, but of parents who would not give up on their son: a girlfriend turned wife who would stubbornly stayed beside her husband to battle his demons; and friends who stood by their friend.
As a reader who has not served in the military, this book brings out the sacrifices made by those who serve in our armed forces and their families who give up so much. Just this week a high school classmate of mine welcomed home her husband from a year’s deployment out of the country. This book brings into greater clarity what it means for both solider and family as these missions separate husbands, wives and children.
Fearless shows not only the heroic side of Adam Brown, but also the real struggles he faced through his life. It is an inspiring read and challenges the reader to overcome whatever obstacles he/she may face. Adam’s faith is on prominent display throughout the book and reveals the important role his walk with Jesus played in his life.
All I can really say is to read the book. Fearless is a powerful story of family, faith and service to country.
(I received this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my review.)